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Analyst Blogs

Apple FaceID Shortcomings Reiterate Need for Multi-Factor Authentication

Nov. 21, 2017, 4 a.m.
Jeff Orr, Research Director

Only a couple of weeks have passed since Apple shipped its first iPhone X smartphone and already hackers have claimed to circumvent the device’s FaceID authentication system. Using a combination of 3D printed mask, color printouts, and a silicon nose mold, the group demonstrated that it could fake the iPhone ...


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Large Audiences flock to OTT live sports

Nov. 16, 2017, 1:20 p.m.
Sam Rosen, Vice President, Video, OTT and AR/VR

OTT viewing is making a drastic shift from being focused on video-on-demand (VOD) content to live, including large amounts of viewing for flagship events. This puts additional pressure on network technology as well as origin servers. At the same time, the content is destined for the cloud – which is one ...


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Cryptography in Danger in the Quantum Computing Era

Nov. 13, 2017, 5:33 a.m.
Michela Menting, Research Director

Quantum computing and information theory could therefore create powerful computers, capable of staggering processing speeds and incredibly accurate measurements, as well as enabling the foundation of a highly secure communication infrastructure. However, this same type of power presents dangers as well in that it could just as easily break many ...


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6 Blockchain Questions Your Boss Needs Answered Now

Oct. 19, 2017, 10:48 a.m.

  Question 1: What is blockchain? At its core, blockchain is a public ledger technology that uses distributed consensus mechanisms and cryptography (digital signatures and cryptographic hashing) to provide an authoritative and unalterable record of secure transactions. Question 2: Blockchain and bitcoin are the same, right? Not quite. All bitcoin ...


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Forget Autonomous Cars - Mining Rocks and Telcos Should Care

July 20, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
Lian Jye Su, Senior Analyst

"We were doing V2V ten years ago, before V2V became cool!" This is what a CEO of a Wi-Fi mesh vendor told us, whose client portfolio includes 120 mines across the world. That's right, V2V, or vehicle-to-vehicle communications, one of the hottest use cases in 5G, has existed in ...


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